Manchester United definitely made one of the best free signings in the history of football over the summer, when Jose Mourinho made the move to bring in Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The influential Swede has been nothing short of sensational since his move, scoring 28 goals already.
For a man of his age, it is just outstanding. When the move was announced I genuinely just hoped he’d get into double figures in terms of goals, but he’d literally surpassed that milestone within a couple of months.
It’s just crazy. Not only the goals he is scoring, his all-round game has been wonderful. Ibrahimovic holds the ball up and brings other teammates into play excellently and he also has plenty of assists to his name.
With no new contract yet to be signed, Manchester United have been urged to hand the forward a new two-year deal by Mikael Silvestre – a former Red Devil.
The Frenchman has said that although they’ve been relying too heavily on the striker at times, his experience has been invaluable to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
“In the club’s position, I’d give him two years,” Silvestre said whilst speaking on talkSPORT’s radio station.
“For what he’s giving this season, the team is relying too much on Zlatan at the moment in terms of goals, and what he’s capable of giving to the squad, in helping with the maturity of the young players, like Rashford, Martial and the others coming through the ranks.”
“Even if in the second half of that contract he doesn’t play as much, he’s a good character to have in the dressing room.”
I feel he’s more than worth a new contract, but I highly doubt the club would hand him a two-year deal purely based on his age. A twelve-month contract would be perfect, because you just never know when he’s going to go over that metaphoric hill.
It’s now up to the influential Swede to try his best to deliver Manchester United their first Europa League title. We have a great opportunity as we’re in the last eight, and it’d certainly give his contractual hopes that extra boost if he can deliver another piece of silverware.